To “Confront” or to “Converse” – That is the Question!

Dear Robin:

I have worked with “Blaire” for nearly six months since she arrived at my company where I’ve worked since 2005.  In that short time she has done several sneaky things to undermine me with my boss and co-workers.

Her efforts tend to be clumsy and fail but she has yet to be fired and I’m worried one of these days she may succeed in making me look bad.  Clearly she is angling for my job but she’s much younger and does not have the requisite experience.

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The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

Dear Robin:

My daughter Grace, 15, has never given her father or me any problems. She’s smart and a hard worker and except for teenage grumpiness from time to time she’s a great kid. However, at the end of the last school year she started spending time with a new group of “popular” friends and they aren’t like her usual ones.

They are mean, sarcastic, sexually provocative, have no manners and dress more like 21 year olds than teenagers.

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